James Sterling Coke
Leaving the world a little better for others
He has shown you, O mankind, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Welcome to the personal website for James Coke. You will find here links to various of my personal and business interests. What with Facebook, LinkedIn, Renren, and Google everything, a person can hide all over the ‘cloud’. Better to just put it all in one place and let you find it more easily.
For the genealogists; I was born in California to Philip and Patricia Coke on 25 September, 1964, and followed by siblings Cynthia and Brian. My childhood was spent on Kauai in Hawaii, my degree comes from the University of Oregon, and I have been a resident of Washington State since 1985. Married to Linda since 1990, whose daughter Natosha lives in Richland, WA and son Joshua lives in Bellingham, WA.
My career has included assignments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, with some casual travel in Latin America and the Middle East thrown in for good measure. I am a chronic entrepreneur, and my CV is linked.
When you get to know the world a bit, you realize people are basically the same everywhere, and struggle with the same issues. I find myself driven to advocate for dispossessed peoples in the developing world, inspired by the work of social business visionaries like Muhammad Yunus. I have seen too much oligarchic government, too much elitist greed, and too much focus on short-term gain that ignores the plight of three billion people kept in poverty by institutional failure. God loves these people, and my job is to create institutions that work for them.
My strong political views on liberty and capitalism derive less from my American heritage than from my faith as a follower of Yeshua as Messiah – the ultimate teacher of freedom. It is the same faith that anchored the men who established our republic. I teach on Christianity’s Hebrew roots when invited.
Hobbies; body surfing tropical waves; blowing the trumpet, conch, and shofar; the occasional strategy game; and a little gardening when we see the sun up here in the Northwest. I don’t post to social media often, but my various calling cards are listed below for those who want to stay in touch – as I hope you will.
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